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Coming societal changes and how to adapt

The latest edition of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association’s (AHHA) peer-reviewed academic journal Australian Health Review has delved into the social developments that could influence the delivery of health services in the near future. The work is based on megatrends ...

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Neonatal program helped Aboriginal mums: study

A maternity program using Aboriginal grandmothers led to greatly improved health outcomes for Indigenous mothers and their babies. The Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice Program (AMGPP) aimed to provide culturally appropriate care. It employed Aboriginal grandmothers, Aboriginal health officers, and midwives ...

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RN students need better dementia training: care provider

More dementia training is necessary in degree courses for undergraduate RNs, a dementia care leader has argued. General manager of residential services at dementia and aged-care specialist HammondCare, Angela Raguz, said some RN graduates employed in dementia-specific services had received as ...

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Ethics as a lifelong project

An Australian academic has spoken of the importance of nurses being aware of developments that may test nursing ethics – such as the current refugee crisis. Professor Megan-Jane Johnstone, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University, said: ...

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The evolution of children’s nursing

Popular terms in children’s nursing now, such as family-centred care and consumer involvement, weren't always so widely accepted. The idea of sharing care with guardians or relatives was once an extremely radical notion. That’s according to Philip Darbyshire, Flinders University and Monash University professor ...

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Home care for heart failure cost-effective: study

A study has looked into the benefits of care delivered in the home versus that offered by a specialist clinic for elderly patients with chronic heart failure. The economic evaluation, conducted by Griffith University and using data from a randomised controlled trial, ...

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